A North East care home has been given a near perfect score for the quality of its services, following an inspection.
Hadrian House at Wallsend, part of the Prestwick Care group, recently underwent its annual Quality Payment Inspection, carried out by North Tyneside Council.
And the home – which cares for 50 residents with dementia and other special conditions –received a mark of 98.44 per cent for the care it offers, making it one of the highest scoring in the area.
The Quality Payment Inspections are carried out by local authorities around the country on care homes within their boroughs, involving an intensive two day examination of all services.
Areas which come under scrutiny include the physical environment, the communication with the families of residents, the accuracy of all documentation and the general quality of what the home offers.
The inspection includes a visit by independent observers who also have some input into the final score.
Sylvia Dixon, Manager at Hadrian House, said she was delighted with the results.
“We are a very dedicated team who offer our residents the highest standard of care,” she said.
“And this is borne out by getting this incredibly high score. We pride ourselves on the services at Hadrian House and how we look after our residents and this has obviously been recognised by the inspection panel.”
The home is also involved in a range of other initiatives, including working closely with Occupation Therapy students at Newcastle University and with Northumbria Health Care Trust on a piece of research around the therapeutic value of medication.
Hadrian House is one of ten homes owned by Prestwick Care, part of Malhotra Group PLC, with an additional 67 bed home opening at Melton Park, Gosforth, Newcastle in August.
For further information visit www.prestwickcare.co.uk